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be a violation of the law. >> joined by our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. you've been digging into this for new information. you say as early as april, the united states sent special forces into benghazi for a specific reason. >> they did, indeed, carol. what we've learned is that a very small team of special forces commandos were sent to that benghazi compound. this was back in april. if you think back a u.n. -- united nations convoy in the region had been attacked. growing security concerns at that time back in april, about what was going on in that region in eastern libya. so, the u.s. sent a team of about four special forces, commandos to the benghazi compound. they did a security assessment. what could be done to improve security at the facility. and they recommended apparently, we are told, a couple of things that seem fairly minor in retrospect. sand bagging some positions so libyan forces who were there, contractors, essentially, could help fight back if the place came under attack and also were training for some of that private security force that was hired for the co
at this this morning. alabama also has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida has, so do you know that the officer ms case can probably say he was he felt that he was in danger of his life and he was standing his ground and shooting. i'm betting as this proceeds, you may see that law that we've heard so much about rear itsingly head now in alabama. >> that is really interesting to note. now, cnn, paul, spoke with the victim's mother in this case. she is, understandably, in shock. when things do settle down for her, would she have any legal recourse against the school? >> well, it's hard to say. obviously if her son was heavily intoxicated and was trying to attack a police officer, that's going to be a -- that's going to be a tough case to win. however, these campuses have alcohol problems. virtually every campus in america today has problems with intoxicated kids, and they have to develop policies to deal with it. now, this particular university, by the way, is a dry campus. you're not allowed to drink at this campus, even if you're over 21. i noticed from some local news reports
solid government institutions and a judicial branch that treats all venezuelans equally under the law. he was elected to run against chavez after the venezuelan opposition forged an alliance in january. the 40-year-old candidate says he has visited more than 300 venezuelan towns during his campaign. he stepped on to the national scene during a 2002 riot at the cuban embassy in caracas. the chavez government accused him of insighting the riot and sentenced him to jail for four mis. the courts ended up acquitting him. >> you got this young 40-year-old, you know, he's healthy and strong, fit guy and hugo chavez who has been in power for a while. how do they weigh these two? is it a generational thing? how do they split this? >> it's a generational thing. chavez has been suffering from cancer. also just to give you and idea how uneven the playing field is in venezuela, just for the sake of a hypothetical scenario, imagine president obama has a national tv network paid for with public funds that he can use whenever he pleases to campaign. that's exactly what chavez has in venezuela. he has
a good supreme court justice. after all he's picked a couple and taught constitutional law. he said over and over again for him this is all about what's in a judge's heart. when he nominated sonia sotomayor to the supreme court, president obama laid out his criteria for justices. chief among them empathy. >> it is experience that give a person common sense and touch and compassion and understanding of how the world works and how ordinary people live. and that is why it is a necessary ingredient in the kind of justice we need on the supreme court. >> reporter: it's a trait president obama probably wishes more justices shared when they decided citizens united, the case that largely removed independent corporate spending limits on federal political campaigns. he called out the high court during his 2010 state of the union address. >> with all due deference to separation of powers, last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the flood gates for special interests. >> reporter: four months later the president made sure to highlight similar themes when he nomi
health care law last june. so how might mitt romney change the high court if he becomes president of the united states? he's already giving all of us some major clues. let's bring in cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns who's taking a closer look. what are you seeing? >> the supreme court doesn't get talked about that much on the campaign trail. but choosing a justice is one of the most important things a president does. it's how on administration puts its mark on some of the nation east toughest, most divisive issues. and we have a look at how mitt romney might handle it if he's president. whenever mitt romney fielded questions during the primaries about his picks for the supreme court, he was armed with a stock republican answer. >> what i would look to do would be to appoint people to the supreme court that will follow strictly the constitution as opposed to to legislating from the bench. >> reporter: but he wouldn't choose a favorite. >> would you pick one, please? >> yes, roberts, thomas, alito and scalia. >> reporter: all that changed in june when roberts cast the
at the middle school and written on that tarot card, say law enforcement sources was dear policemen, i am god. >> we begin with what might be a new development in the string of sniper shootings in the washington, d.c. area. we underscore it might. the story is unfolding as we speak. the pictures now coming in from manassas, virginia, there was a shooting here a short time ago. one witness reported hearing a single shot as a man was pumping gas. >> october 9th, there was a man named dean harold myers who was shot and killed and someone reported seeing a white mini van leaving the scene, and that became sort of a red herring. police put that description out. a lot of reports poured in and of course, a white mini van is something, it's pretty common on the highways. >> we're getting word that around 9:30 a.m. eastern in fredericksburg, virginia, there was another shooting incident, this one at an exxon gas station. >> we knew there was a fascination also with the media by that time, so stepping up in front of the tv camera, and i don't think i'm the only person who felt this way, i really wonder
. but that he'll do it gradually. >> he's not trying to move the law radically, quickly. i think justice scalia or justice thomas really want to get to the end answer as quickly as possible and make the law conform to what they really understand whereas the chief justice is more incrementalist. >> reporter: conservative court watcher carry severino doesn't believe much will change any time soon. >> certainly this is not a crusading con serbtive court. until we have a shift, i think, in the membership of the court it's impossible to call it a court that leans more to the left or to the right. >> let's bring in joe johns. joe, could this term possibly be as important as the last one? that's hard to imagine. >> reporter: carol, it certainly has that potential. just the question of revisiting race based preferences in university admissions. this is an issue they decided just a few years ago. now they're back. the difference is the court's been reconstituted. now the swing vote is no longer one justice. it's another justice. there are other issues certainly that could be big. the defense of marriage
's august primary, more than 133,000 people have registered. at nova's southeastern university law school in broward county. >> are you registered to vote? >> at florida atlantic university in boca raton -- >> are you registered to vote this year. >> reporter: outside the courthouse in plantation, no mistaking which candidate alan supports, but he says -- >> we register anyone that comes along that wants to register. >> reporter: you would prefer they register democrat. >> of course i work for the obama campaign. >> reporter: jonathan cologne registered. >> i'm looking in the future ten years down the line, whatever they can do to make their four years count is what i really want. >> reporter: with so much at stake in florida, there can be a darker side to voter registration. palm beach county supervisor of elections susan booker discovered discrepancies, signatures that looked the same, addresses that didn't appear right on more than 100 voter registration forms. >> we just haven't ever experienced this kind of issue with the registration forms and so that's got us a little disconcerted.
's controversial voter i.d. law cannot be enforced during the presidential election next month. judge robert simpson issued a preliminary injunction saying he wasn't convinced some voters wouldn't be disenfranchised by requiring them to show a photo i.d. the injunction is temporary and the law could be enforced starting next year. the ruling is expected to be appealed. >>> a border patrol agent was shot and killed in arizona today. 30-year-old nicholas ivy and another agent came under fire after responding to a sensor that went off near the border. it was according to customs and border protection. ivy was killed in the firefight. the other agent is at a local hospital. his injuries are not thoughto be life-threatening, but ivy is the third border patrol agent killed in the line of duty this year. >>> the whereabouts of jimmy hoffa are going to remain a mystery, at least for now. roseville, michigan police say two soil samples don't show evidence of human remains. we've been telling you about this search prompted by a credible tipster who claimed a body was buried there around the time hoffa
opportunity, remember when rush limbaugh said those hateful things about sandra fluke, that georgetown law student, he had a great opportunity to smack down the fanatical fringe. he didn't do it. it was a missed opportunity. doesn't mean romney agrees with the crazy things limbaugh said but he missed an opportunity to assert himself against the fringe and this is an opportunity for romney, if he's got any sense and he's a terribly bright guy, a very decent guy, but he's a bit of a coward where the right wing is concerned. i do hope, it would help romney, but he should stand up in that debate and raise it himself and disavow attacks from five years ago on the president that seem to me to be driven perhaps by race rather than economics. >> we'll see if more does come out in the next half hour or so. again, we'll continue it. gloria borger, paul begala, boyce watkins, eric erickson, thank you very much. 50 million people are expected to watch tomorrow's presidential debate. what president obama and mitt romney say obviously is going to be crucial, but how they say it may matter just as much,
katrina to hurricane andrew. >> down in new orleans, there is a federal law called the stafford act. the local government has to give a match. here is the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waved the stafford act. forget that dollar you have to put in. here is $10. and that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, they said look at this devastation, don't expect you to put that money in. what's happening in new orleans? where is your dollar, where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the but let hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> president obama, that was five years ago. decide for yourself whether this shows a side of barack obama never been seen before as the daily caller suggestsor nothing new. the president seems to be speaking at a difference cadence and a different kind of voice than he does in other speeches. decide the same thing about this. the content of this next video the huffington post first linked this video to it earlier today, paul ryan spe
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law against mammals in the water and she could face a demeanor fine. >> leave manatees alone. they get run over by the boats, sweet, gentle creatures. >> it's not a dolphin. >> don't be grabbing dolphins either. >> good point. >> susan, thanks. >>> president obama and mitt romney prepping heavily for the first debate less than 24 hours away. how high are the stakes? who has the edge? what are each candidate's weak spots? we'll look at that next in the program. >>> a border patrol agent shot and killed and another wounded. what happened in arizona? details ahead. >>> less than 24 hours from now, with the election five weeks away, president obama and mitt romney will face off. both men have been prepping heavily. evidence shows presidential debates can shift a race. joining me now alan schroeder, a professor of the school of journalism in northeast university in boston. author of "presidential debates, 50 years of high-risk tv" and patrick millsap who served as chief of staff in newt gingrich's campaign. patrick, you say that newt gingrich's pious baa loney line is one of the strongest h
like that? >> you know, it's real. i mean the number is there and the law is cast, and the math the economists have defined and this seemed to be the consensus, this can be 4% of gdp, think it was meant to be somewhat of a ticking time bomb to prompt action. i don't think anybody is going to be pleased if it doesn't produce action. people have written off the election and put their faith in lame-duck session to do some work. maybe at the most optimistic there can be some rejiggering, rearranging, redeferring. but if they got something done, medium hanging fruit and then said we have a structure in place and maybe by the middle of the year we come up with a whole program and set ourselves a deadline and agree to work together -- and i'm somewhat optimistic of after the elect n election, people who have been pouting for 18 months and holding their breath aren't going to do want to do that for the next four years. there will be some confidence moving that out. this gives me optimism. you know, this wasn't supposed to be -- the timer was set. it with us supposed to prompt action. t
. >> in looking at the law, you have a right to a speedy trial. i never heard of a right to a slow trial, have you? that's what they're saying. they pushed us into it and we couldn't prepare. that's the second biggest thing. >> any good litigator will tell his client, don't go in there tomorrow, don't apologize necessarily, i can't have you on the record admitting to this if you're going to appeal. you will close your appeal on the record at that very moment, so many of these people don't come in and apologize. >> no, they don't. >> that said, the judge sentences and a big part of sentencing the way i see it is whether someone is contrite, whether they seek forgiveness, mercy. so you have a huge decision to make when you're going into that courtroom on the eve of sente e sentencing. >> and weave already seen what the decision is. either he decided to do this or his attorneys decided to do this. they said let's make a tape and send it to the college radio station in which we attack the judge for making the case move too quickly. in which we attack the victims for conspireing with each other. >> th
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a law degree, right? i said, yes, i do. he said, i'd like to write my will. so i went over to his hospital room and he proceeded to describe where he wanted his fishing rod to go and where he wanted his skateboard to go. and he wanted to give his rifle to his brother. throughout all of this, david had courage and strength of character. i'm reminded of that slogan, clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. david didn't make it. but he did not lose. david is one of my heroes, one of the confidence builders that i have in america's future. i had the chance at the republican convention in tampa just a few weeks ago to meet a wonderful person, jane horton. jane's the wife of a shorpshootshorpshoot -- sharpshooter who went to afghanistan. there was a knock on her door telling her he'd been killed in afghanistan. this was at a time when misguided people are going to the funerals of our service members and protesting. she was asked what he thought about that as they were protesting her husband's funeral. and she said this, chris died so people like him can protest. this is the greatness of the
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way because super pacs, by law, are not allowed to coordinate with the campaigns. >>> today, the fbi visited a site in benghazi where a u.s. ambassador was murdered. the day after a newspaper reporter found sensitive documents laying around the site, one talking about a need for increased security days before the attack. that's "out front" next. >>> once mitt romney and paul ryan take the stage we'll go there live. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. to find out more, call today. of olay total effects plus the skin perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest trend in beauty. olay total effects cc cream. c for color. c for correction. [ female announcer ] fight 7 signs of aging with a flawlessly beautiful complexion instantly. we call it a phenomenon
with the democrats. he explained that carefully in regards to what happened with the health care law in massachusetts. 87% of the legislature in the commonwealth, democrats, and he has the ability to work across the aisle whereas president obama crammed this health care law down the throats of congress and the american people with not one republican vote. didn't even ask for one. he and nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> the point eloquently during the debate actually in -- i thought he did that very well. that's not exactly my question. my question is what you said is during the campaign, you know, you lean to the right and then you come back to the center when you are actually in the general election. so to me that is you say one thing for a certain audience to get them to support and you then say something different, maybe completely contradictory to another audience which some could define as lying. is that an etch a sketch moment what we are seeing? >> some could refer to that as campaign tactics. good campaign tactics without violating one's principle. i -- nobody is more conservative than -- cong
believe many some kind of shaara law and such? should we be supporting these groups more? i doubt that that is a place that conservatives would be comfortable, and romney, as a result, even there is a little bit vague other than saying that obama has done it wrong. he doesn't really tell us specifically what he would do. >> let's talk a little bit about iran. the "new york times" writes recently as august that despite increasingly painful sanctions and covert programs called olympic games that aimed to show the iranian program with cyber attacks, iran has enriched uranium from about one bomb's worth when mr. obama took office in 2009 to the ekwifl i want of about five bombs worth today. we recently saw the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu draw this red line a few weeks ago. is there any daytime between these two as to how tough they're going to get on iran? >> not really. look, the truth of the matter is it's important to understand that iran has a very extensive civilian nuclear program, and when you talk about one bombs worth or five bombs worth, this is not bombs. this
's such laws that encourage outsourcing. never heard of them. never heard of them. never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. he said that if it's true, he must need a new accountant. now, we know for sure it was not the real mitt romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current account. so you see, the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been saying for the last year. and that's because he knows full well that we don't want what he's been selling for the last year. >> president obama at that rally in denver earlier today. very, very different from what we saw in the debate last night. watch this. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me was -- the irony is that we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. >> all right. moments like that may have contributed to what so many people out there see as the president's debate loss. our cnn/orc poll of viewers, people who actually watched the de
tourism. now lacks have approved a wildlife conservation law that's going to make costa rica the first latin american country to ban hunting. some native species that will be protected are jaguars, puma, and sea turtles. >>> ahead in the newsroom international, another deadly shooting on a college campus. this time it happened in nigeria. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills
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